What is significant?
Queens Terrace forms an identical pair of terraces with Jubilee Terrace. They were built in 1887 for agent Alexander Gunn and named in honour of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria's accession. The single-storey terraces, separated by a narrow laneway, are composed of rendered brick, each terrace comprising seven houses with a front verandah. Both terraces are unified by a parapet with a continuous cornice and pilaster divisions above the wing walls. The division between each house is marked by corbelled brackets below the cornice and at the ends of the wing walls. The terraces have a large central pediment and a smaller pediment over each of the end houses. The terraces share identical features such as the simply detailed parapets, front doors, windows, picket fences, cast iron friezes to the verandahs, timber gateposts with cast iron finials, substantial chimneys and rear outbuildings.
How is it significant?
Queens Terrace is of historical and architectural significance to the state of Victoria.
Why is it significant?
Queens Terrace is of historical and architectural significance as a fine representative example of 19th century speculative terrace housing for workers. The high integrity and consistent architectural features of both Jubilee and Queens Terraces combine to create important examples of terrace development on the intimate scale typically associated with a 19th century working class community. Although there are many examples of this type of modest housing extant in Melbourne, the size, uniformity and high level of intactness of both Jubilee and Queens Terraces set them apart from other examples.